Oklahoma Birds Directory

Oklahoma Birds Listserv and Photo Directory

The Sutton Center sponsors a discussion list (listserv) for those interested in Oklahoma birds. If you have an e-mail address, and you are interested in Oklahoma birds and birding, then the OKbirds listserv is for you.

What is a listserv?

It’s basically a loose network of e-mail users interested in a particular subject, in this case Oklahoma birds and birding. Once you are subscribed (it’s free) you will be able to send a bird-related question, observation, or message to a single address, and it will quickly and automatically be delivered to all other subscribers to the list. Any replies to your message will also be delivered to all subscribers.
What is the purpose of OKbirds? The OKbirds listserv provides a forum for questions, answers, and discussions about Oklahoma birds and birding. It allows subscribers a quick and efficient way of reaching a large number of people who are interested in birds. Post your questions, interesting observations, directions to good birding sites or rare birds, etc.

How do I subscribe?

To subscribe, send a message from the e-mail account you wish to use for your subscription with “subscribe OKbirds your name” (your first and last name, or first initial and last name, not your email address) as the only thing in the message body to listserv@lists.ou.edu. Subscriptions will generally be processed within 48 hours. You will receive confirmation and further instructions once you are added. You may also unsubscribe at any time.

Example message to subscribe: subscribe OKbirds John Doe

What else do I need to know?

Access to this listserv is owner-controlled, meaning that new subscribers must be added by the list owner. Only subscribers to the list will be able to post messages to it, not advertisers. The listserv is being administered at the University of Oklahoma and will be kept “hidden.” These three steps are taken so advertisers or others not subscribing to the list will not be able to obtain information about you. The list owner can also unsubscribe problem addresses. Further instructions for posting messages, list etiquette, unsubscribing, etc., will be e-mailed to you once you are added as a subscriber.

Photo collection
The photo collection below was submitted primarily by OKbirds subscribers. Good photos of birds taken in Oklahoma may be submitted to the Sutton Center for possible inclusion in this collection. Please specify your name, your willingness to have your photos included here when you submit photos, and include the date each photo was taken as well as the location, at least to the county level. We are especially interested in receiving photos of species not yet inlcuded in this collection, and species that are rare in Oklahoma. The Sutton Center cooperates with the Oklahoma Bird Records Committee (OBRC) of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society. The OBRC maintains ornithological records pertaining to Oklahoma, and photos submitted to this photo gallery, particularly those of birds rare in Oklahoma, may be shared with this committee and may also appear on the OBRC website.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Avocet, American

Bittern, American

Bittern, Least

Blackbird, Red-winged

Blackbird, Red-winged

Blackbird, Yellow-headed

Bluebird, Eastern

Bluebird, Mountain

Bluebird, Western


Bobwhite, Northern



Bunting, Indigo

Bunting, Lark

Bunting, Lazuli

Bunting, Painted

Bunting, Snow

Bushtit, Common


Caracara, Crested

Cardinal, Northern

Catbird, Gray

Chat, Yellow-breasted

Chickadee, Carolina

Chickadee, Mountain

Coot, American

Cormorant, Neotropic

Cowbird, Brown-headed

Crane, Sandhill

Creeper, Brown

Crossbill, Red

Crossbill, White-winged

Crow, American

Cuckoo, Black-billed

Cuckoo, Yellow-billed

Curlew, Long-billed




Dove, Streptopelia


Dove, Common Ground



Dove, Eurasian Collared


Dove, Inca


Dove, Mourning


Dove, Ringed Turtle


Dove, White-winged




Dowitcher, Long-billed


Dowitcher, Short-billed


Duck, Long-tailed


Duck, Mottled


Duck, Ruddy


Duck, Wood




Eagle, Bald

Eagle, Golden


Egret, Cattle


Egret, Great


Egret, Reddish


Egret, Snowy


Falcon, Peregrine


Falcon, Prairie


Finch, House


Finch, Purple


Flicker, Northern


Flycatcher, Ash-throated


Flycatcher, Great Crested


Flycatcher, Least


Flycatcher, Olive-sided


Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed


Flycatcher, Vermilion


Flycatcher, Willow


Frog, Tree




Gallinule, Purple


Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray


Godwit, Hudsonian


Godwit, Marbled


Goldeneye, Common


Goldfinch, American

Goldfinch, Lesser


Goose, Cackling


Goose, Canada


Goose, Greater White-fronted


Goose, hybrid



Goose, Snow


Grackle, Common


Grebe, Eared


Grebe, Horned


Grebe, Least


Grebe, Pied-billed


Grebe, Western


Grosbeak, Black-headed


Grosbeak, Blue


Grosbeak, Pine


Grosbeak, Rose-breasted


Gull, California


Gull, Glaucous


Gull, Herring


Gull, Iceland


Gull, Laughing


Gull, Lesser Black-backed


Gull, Little


Gull, Mew


Gull, Ring-billed



Harrier, Northern


Hawk, Broad-winged


Hawk, Buteo


Hawk, Ferruginous


Hawk, Red-shouldered


Hawk, Red-tailed



Hawk, Rough-legged


Hawk, Sharp-shinned


Heron, Great Blue


Heron, Green



Heron, Little Blue


Heron, Tricolored


Hummingbird nest


Hummingbird, Black-chinned


Hummingbird, Broad-billed


Hummingbird, Calliope


Hummingbird, Ruby-throated


Hummingbird, Rufous


Hummingbird, white


Ibis, Glossy



Ibis, White



Ibis, White-faced



Jaeger, Long-tailed



Jaeger, Parasitic



Jay, Blue



Junco, Dark-eyed



Kestrel, American






Kingbird, Eastern



Kingbird, Western



Kingfisher, Belted



Kinglet, Golden-crowned



Kinglet, Ruby-crowned



Kiskadee, Great



Kite, Mississippi



Kite, Swallow-tailed



Kite, White-tailed



Knot, Red



Longspur, Chestnut-collared



Longspur, Lapland



Loon, Common



Loon, Pacific



Loon, Red-throated



Loon, Yellow-billed



Lovebird, Masked






Martin, Purple



Meadowlark, Eastern



Merganser, Common



Merganser, Hooded



Merganser, Red-breasted






Mockingbird, Northern



Moorhen, Common



Night-Heron, Black-crowned



Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned



Nighthawk, Common




Nuthatch, Brown-headed



Nuthatch, Pygmy



Nuthatch, Red-breasted



Nuthatch, White-breasted



Oriole, Baltimore



Oriole, Orchard







Owl, Barn


Owl, Barred



Owl, Great Horned



Owl, Long-eared



Owl, Snowy



Parakeet, Monk



Parula, Northern



Pelican, American White



Pelican, Brown



Phalarope, Red



Phalarope, Red-necked



Pheasant, Ring-necked



Phoebe, Black



Phoebe, Eastern



Pigeon, Band-tailed



Pipit, American

Plover, American Golden



Plover, Black-bellied



Plover, Mountain



Plover, Piping



Plover, Semipalmated



Plover, Snowy



Poorwill, Common



Prairie-Chicken, Greater


Prairie-Chicken, Lesser




Quail, Masked


Quail, Scaled


Rail, King



Rail, Virginia



Rail, Yellow




Redpoll, Common



Redstart, American


Roadrunner, Greater


Robin, American



Rookery, Heron






Sandpiper, Buff-breasted



Sandpiper, Least



Sandpiper, Pectoral



Sandpiper, Semipalmated



Sandpiper, Solitary



Sandpiper, Spotted


Sandpiper, Stilt


Sandpiper, Upland


Sandpiper, Western


Sandpiper, White-rumped


Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied


Scaup, Greater


Scaup, Lesser


Scoter, Black


Scoter, Surf


Scoter, White-winged


Shoveler, Northern


Shrike, Loggerhead


Shrike, Northern


Siskin, Pine






Sparrow, Black-throated


Sparrow, Chipping



Sparrow, Clay-colored



Sparrow, Field



Sparrow, Fox



Sparrow, Grasshopper




Sparrow, House



Sparrow, Lark




Sparrow, Rufous-crowned



Sparrow, Savannah



Sparrow, Song



Sparrow, Swamp



Sparrow, Vesper



Sparrow, White-crowned



Sparrow, White-throated



Spoonbill, Roseate


Starling, European


Stilt, Black-necked


Storks, Wood


Swallow, Barn


Swallow, Cave


Swallow, Cliff


Swallow, Northern Rough-winged


Swallow, Tree


Swan, Mute


Swan, Trumpeter


Swan, Tundra


Swift, Chimney


Tanager, Hepatic


Tanager, Summer


Tanager, Western


Teal, Blue-winged


Teal, Cinnamon/Blue Winged hybrid


Teal, Green-winged

Tern, Black


Tern, Caspian


Tern, Common


Tern, Least


Tern, Sooty


Thrasher, Brown


Thrasher, Curve-billed


Thrasher, Sage


Thrush, Gray-cheeked


Thrush, Hermit


Titmouse, Black-crested


Titmouse, Tufted


Towhee, Canyon


Towhee, Eastern


Towhee, Green-tailed


Towhee, Spotted


Turkey, Wild


Turnstone, Ruddy




Violet-ear, Green


Vireo, Black-capped


Vireo, Blue-headed


Vireo, Philadelphia


Vireo, Plumbeous


Vireo, Red-eyed


Vireo, White-eyed


Vireo, Yellow-throated


Vulture, Black


Vulture, Turkey


Warbler, Black-and-white


Warbler, Black-throated Blue


Warbler, Black-throated Green


Warbler, Blue-winged


Warbler, Canada


Warbler, Cape May


Warbler, Cerulean


Warbler, Chestnut-sided


Warbler, Golden-winged


Warbler, Hooded


Warbler, Kentucky


Warbler, Magnolia


Warbler, Mourning


Warbler, Nashville


Warbler, Orange-crowned


Warbler, Palm


Warbler, Pine


Warbler, Prothonotary


Warbler, Tennessee



Warbler, Worm-eating


Warbler, Yellow


Warbler, Yellow-rumped


Warbler, Yellow-throated


Waterthrush, Louisiana


Waxwing, Bohemian


Waxwing, Cedar




Whistling-Duck, Black-bellied


Whistling-Duck, Fulvous


Wigeon, American


Wigeon, Eurasian




Wood-Pewee, Eastern


Wood-Pewee, Western


Woodcock, American


Woodpecker, Downy


Woodpecker, Hairy


Woodpecker, Pileated


Woodpecker, Red-bellied


Woodpecker, Red-cockaded


Woodpecker, Red-headed


Wren, Canyon


Wren, Carolina


Wren, House


Wren, Marsh


Wren, Rock


Wren, Sedge


Wren, Winter


Yellowlegs, Greater


Yellowlegs, Lesser


Yellowthroat, Common



You are donating to : Greennature Foundation

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Additional Note